Best Hand Whisks, Balloon Whisks, Egg Whisks, Hand Mixers and More

13 whisks for every baking need

We’ve rounded up some of the best whisks to suit every type of home cook. From simple-to-use handheld whisks ideal for whipping cream, egg whites or sauces, to the ultimate tabletop mixer for an easy way to create showstopping cakes or bakes

Looking for the best whisks to use at home? From automatic hand-held whisks to free-standing mixers, these are perfect for quick and easy fuss-free baking.

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Here’s our pick of the best whisks and mixers to buy:

Hand-held electric whisks

Blow out: KitchenAid Hand Mixer, Almond Cream, £75, Amazon

Whip up cream, egg whites or silky-smooth buttercream in no time with this elegant and easy-to-use handheld whisk, ideal for a professional finish. This reliable whisk gradually increases in speed as you mix to guarantee splatter-free batter. The sophisticated beaters mean this is not only great for lighter mixtures but perfect for heavy mixtures, too.

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KitchenAid Hand Mixer

Mid-range: Breville Heatsoft Hand Mixer, Silver, £69.99, John Lewis

Whether you need to whip up a simple batter or something more complicated, get the job done quickly with this stylish handheld whisk. No need to wait for your butter to soften to make that cake, as this mixer will gradually soften it with its impressive HeatSoft tech.

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Breville Electric Hand Mixer

Budget: Kenwood Hand Mixer, White, £20.99, Amazon

All home bakers need a good automatic whisk for silky smooth mixtures – this reliable, compact, handheld whisk is perfect for fuss-free baking.

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Kenwood Hand Mixer

Hand-held manual whisks

Balloon whisk: Vogue Light Whisk Stainless Steel, £6.74, Amazon

Make light work of your creamy mixtures with this traditional whisk, a favourite with most home bakers for hassle-free whipping. Use this flexible balloon shape whisk for whisking sauces including beurre blanc, hollandaise and béarnaise. 

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Vogue Balloon Whisk

Mini whisk: KitchenCraft Stainless Steel Mini Magic Whisk, £2.50, Amazon

Avoid lumpy gravies or sauces and create super-smooth mixtures with this small but compact tool.

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KitchenCraft Stainless Steel Mini Magic Whisk

Flat whisk: Norpro 11-Inch Stainless Steel Flat Whisk, £10.99, Amazon

Start whisking like a pro with this flat whisk that reaches the bottom of the pan, ensuring you are left with nothing sticking – great for sauces or gravies, plus it’s easy to store.

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Norpro 11-Inch Stainless Steel Flat Whisk

Egg whisk: Joie Whiskie Egg Whisk, £3.99, Ocado

This cute and comfortable handheld whisk makes a great stocking filler and will help to whip up your eggs for a quick weekend brunch. It’s compact so it’s great for small amounts of mixture.

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Joie Whiskie Egg Whisk

Coffee milk whisk: Aerolatte Milk Frother with Storage Tube, Black, £12.95, Amazon

If you’re a home barista that wants to impress, this is the secret weapon you need. The fast motor does the hard work so you can achieve the ultimate light, frothy coffee at home just like in your favourite coffee shop.

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Aerolatte Milk Frother with Storage Tube

Silicone whisk: Twist Whisk 2-in-1 Silicone Whisk, £13.00, Joseph Joseph

Not only does this piece of equipment boast both a balloon and flat whisk shape, it is made from heat-resistant silicone so it won’t scratch the bottom of your pan while beating.

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Twist Whisk 2-in-1 Silicone Whisk

Multi-purpose whisk: Rotary Whisk, £12.99, Lakeland

Whip away with this nifty whisk – great for small amounts of whisking, ensuring mixtures are light as air. The rotary function takes the effort out of mixing, as it beats xx times per rotation. 

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Lakeland Rotary Whisk

Table-top electric whisk: KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer for Cake Mixing, £499.00, KitchenAid

A tabletop mixer is the ideal piece of kitchen equipment for fuss-free baking, whether you’re after fast bread doughs, smoother butter creams and cake batters, or meringue that stands to attention. The KitchenAid combines timeless style (you can choose from 14 colours across its curvy, heavy-duty body, as well as personalise with your name and a jazzy bowl) with smart engineering and practicality. The 4.8- and 3-litre bowls that come as standard mean bulk baking is no issue. The mixer also comes with a wide range of tools, including a flat-beater and multi-tasking flex-edge beater (good for everything from frosting to cookie dough) as well as balloon whisk attachment, and a dough hook to make light work of kneading. Plus, you can make this investment piece work even harder with the purchase of additional accessories, including a speedy pasta maker, sausage maker, juicer, spiralizer and more.

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KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer For Cake Mixing